I first read this book approximately 18 years and finally came back round to read it again now. I started reading the book yesterday and finished it today, Friday the 16th of October 2020. The book moves along at a fast pace, set in Korea during World War II it starts with the Japanese forcing the Koreans to take and use Japanese names and language in everyday life. The book takes us on a journey through World War II times from the eyes of two siblings, a brother-sister pair. I appreciate the author’s, Linda Sue Park’s, dedication to accurately portraying Korean culture and language in the book. I highly recommend this book. Especially if whenever someone mentions World War II all you can think of is the holocaust. There was oppression to people far beyond just the holocaust in Europe. This book is one such broader perspective.